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Comedy Mixed With Tears


Comedian Amy Schumer is a new mom who decided to go back to work several months after having baby Gene. But the transition to "working mom" isn't always easy.

Mom and Baby Doing Well

Schumer posted a photo of her with her baby on Instagram. Both look at peace.

Five months after giving birth, she's decided to go back to work, and took to social media to talk about her feelings. She says she's cried from missing him, and feels good to be back at work -- a common mix of feelings for new moms.

"5 months today and like all moms I love him so much it hurts. Im feeling strong and good and like I’m still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I’m excited to reach. It’s felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old. A couple days I’ve cried from missing him. But it’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more. I have it a lot easier than many people but I wanted to share my experience. what was your going back to work experience?"

Debra Messing Said She Felt Guilt, Sadness

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Debra Messing, who stars in "Will & Grace," agreed that it was very tough going back to daily life after having her baby, noting a "physical yearning." But she assured Schumer that she was doing the right thing, and that things would get better.

“I felt a physical yearning, and I questioned myself, and felt guilty, and would cry. It was hard. I’d feel such moments of joy making people laugh. I’d get lost in the work and it energized me and empowered me… It’s hard, being a working mom. But I believe that we are better mom’s when we are able to do what fulfills us. One hour at a time, Amy."

Drew Barrymore Is 'Being Their Mom'

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Actress Drew Barrymore had encouraging words for Schumer too, saying that for her, it was like a transformation.

“And it just seems to get better and better every day! I am no longer interested in myself as me. It’s being their mom. That’s who I am now. Your [sic] are such a cool person Amy! Your kid is gonna he [sic] so proud of you!”

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